"Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts"


Aug 2, 2011 to Dec 31, 2011


“Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts,” a multimedia exhibition replete with a rich and colorful mix of spectacular costumes, stage props, posters, programs, photographs and video recordings chronicling the legacy of the groundbreaking dance company, is on display at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History through Dec.31.

In concert with the exhibit and in celebration of the artistic and social harmony and diversity it represents is a gala fundraiser spearheaded by the City of Detroit’s First Lady, Yvette Bing, taking place Sept. 9,  at the Museum.

In tandem with the exhibition is a gala fundraiser for the Museum from 6:30 p.m. - midnight on Sept. 9.  Promising to be a dazzling, one-of-a-kind experience and unforgettable evening of dance, the event will feature a strolling dinner and buffet; live entertainment; exclusive, private tours of the “Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts” exhibit; intimate ensemble performances by Dance Theatre of Harlem including such signature pieces as “New Bach” and “Return;” and the  “Dance the Night Away After Affair.”

Tickets for the event are $250 each, which includes the Gala and After Affair, or $75 each for the After Affair only.  Additionally, a variety of sponsorship opportunities are available.  Complete information and online purchasing are available at www.DanceTheatreDetroit.com.

 The “Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts” exhibition runs through Dec. 31, and is free with Museum admission, which is $8 for adults (ages 13 – 61), $5 for seniors (ages 62 and over) and youth (ages 3 – 12), and free for Museum members and children under 3.  The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 – 5 p.m.


The Wright Museum
, MI

Additional Information

For more information:

Telephone: 313-494-5863
Contact name: Ted Canaday
Website: http://www.TheWright.org

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